Ruby Shell Revis, age 91, of Marion, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord on January 8, 2019, at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.

She was surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Revis was born February 8, 1927, in Burke County, North Carolina, to the late Carson Shell and Bertha Weatherman Shell. Ruby was a member of Redeemed Free Will Baptist Church. She was the last charter member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and going to church. Ruby loved and cherished her family.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Revis was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Atlas (AA) Revis; five brothers, Raymond, Lloyd, Paul, Earnest and Lee Shell; and two sisters, Annie Wylie and Ader Freeman. Those left behind to cherish her memories are two children, Linda Terry and Melvin Revis (Dianne), all of Marion; three stepchildren, Joyce Laws, Paul Revis and Thurman Revis (Pat), all of Marion; two sisters, Becky Wylie of Marion and Edith Styles of Columbus, Georgia; nineteen grandchildren, forty-four great grandchildren and thirty-five great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Redeemed Free Will Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Redeemed Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry McClain and Rev. Jim Ledford officiating. Interment will follow at Revis Cemetery.

Flowers are welcomed and appreciated. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Revis' memory are asked to consider Redeemed Free Will Baptist Church, 5079 US 221 South, Marion, NC 28752; and/or CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care-McDowell, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813,

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Ruby's caregivers, Jackie Sylvester, Ariel Revis and Missy Queen for making Ruby feel special; and to Dr. Burton and his wonderful staff for the exceptional care they provided Ruby.

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Revis family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website,, or call (828) 559-8111.

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